The rumour mill has been circulating this week, with reports emerging that kiwi IndyCar driver Scott Dixon has been linked with a potential move to McLaren SP. Such a rumour, however, appears to be just that, with the Chip Ganassi driver denying any talks have taken place.
“If people are having those conversations, I haven’t been a part of them. For me I love doing what I’m doing, I love being a part of the team that I’m with, and who knows what comes in the future? But as of right now, just focusing on this season. That’s all I’ve got to say really. There’s nothing to it,” he says.
The expansion of McLaren SP for 2023 has led to a free seat becoming available for the season, partnering Alexander Rossi and Pato O’Ward. It appears, however, that third seat will not be Dixon’s.
Dixon has remained loyal to Chip Ganassi Racing since his debut in 2003 and has won all six of his titles for them. In addition to this, he has won 51 races for them throughout his career, making him the third most successful IndyCar driver in the history of the sport in terms of race wins. With 18 months remaining on his current contract, such a move is even more unlikely.
“For me right now, it’s just enjoying IndyCar, trying to win races, trying to get back to where we need to, so that’s where the focus is” said the 41 year old.
Dixon was previously linked to McLaren in 2018 when the outfit entered IndyCar, but that rumour also proved to be unfounded with Dixon signing on with Chip Ganassi.